To be Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section – 3, Sub-Section (ii))

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Udyog Bhawan

 Notification No. 28 (RE-2012)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated :   3rd January, 2013

Subject:-    Requirement of Certification regarding export of Fresh Grapes, Groundnut, Peanut & its products. 

 S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992) read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government, with immediate effect, makes the following amendments in Schedule 2 (Export Policy) of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items, as amended from time to time.

2. With immediate effect, a  new entry at Sl. No. 54A   in Chapter 8 of Schedule 2 (Export Policy) of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Item is added as follows:-

Chapter-8

Edible Fruit and Nuts; Peel of Citrus Fruit or Melons

Sl. No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
54A 08061000 Kg Grapes, Fresh or Dried Free Export to European Union is permitted subject to registration with APEDA.

3.With immediate effect, entry at Sl. No. 66 in Chapter 12 of Schedule 2 (Export Policy) of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Item is substituted as follows:-

Sl. No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
 

66

 

1202 10 00

 

Kg

 

Groundnuts (Peanuts) and their products including in-shell

 

Free

 

(a)    Export to  all countries (except exports to Russian Federation) is permitted subject to registration with APEDA along with controlled Aflatoxin level Certificate issued by APEDA recognized laboratories (as updated from time to time) on their website at URL www.apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/HACCP/recognized_laboratories.pdf

(b) Exports to Russian Federation permitted subject to pre-shipment quality certification issued by

(1) Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratory.

(2)  Geo-Chem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

(3)  Reliable Analytical Laboratory

(4)  Arbro Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

(5) Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi

(6) Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Branch Office Bangalore

(7)  Delhi Test House; and

(8)  Vimta Labs.

or any other agency as may be notified from time to time.

4. With immediate effect, entry at Sl. No. 67 in Chapter 12 of Schedule 2 (Export Policy) of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Item is substituted as follows:-

Sl. No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
 

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1202 10 10

 

Kg

 

Groundnut (of Seed Quality)

 

Free

 

(a ) Export to  all countries (except exports to Russian Federation) is permitted subject to registration with APEDA along with controlled Aflatoxin level Certificate issued by APEDA recognized laboratories (as updated from time to time) on their website at URL www.apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/HACCP/recognized_laboratories.pdf

 

(b)     Exports to Russian Federation permitted subject to pre-shipment quality certification issued by

(1) Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratory.

(2)  Geo-Chem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

(3)  Reliable Analytical Laboratory

(4)  Arbro Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

(5) Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi

(6)  Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Branch Office Bangalore

(7)  Delhi Test House; and

(8)  Vimta Labs.

or any other agency as may be notified from time to time.

 

1202 10 19

 

Kg

 

Groundnut (Other)

 

1202 10 91

 

Kg

 

Groundnut (Other of Seed Quality)

 

1202 10 99

 

Kg

 

Groundnut (Other)

 

1202 20 10

 

Kg

 

Groundnut (Kernels, H.P.S.)

 

 

 

1202 20 90

 

Kg.

 

Groundnut

(Other)

5. With immediate effect, a  new entry at Sl. No. 93A   in Chapter 20 of Schedule 2 (Export Policy) of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Item is added as follows:-

Chapter-20

Preparations of Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts or Other parts of Plants

Sl. No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
93A 2008 11 00 Kg Groundnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not mixed together and whether or not containing

added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.

Free (a)    Export to  all countries (except exports to Russian Federation) is permitted subject to registration with APEDA along with controlled Aflatoxin level Certificate issued by APEDA recognized laboratories (as updated from time to time) on their website at URL www.apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/HACCP/recognized_laboratories.pdf

(b) Exports to Russian Federation permitted subject to pre-shipment quality certification issued by

(1) Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratory.

(2)  Geo-Chem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

(3)  Reliable Analytical Laboratory

(4)  Arbro Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

(5) Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi

(6) Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Branch Office Bangalore

(7)  Delhi Test House; and

(8)  Vimta Labs.

or any other agency as may be notified from time to time.

6.Effect of this notification:

(i) Export of Grapes to European Union would require registration from APEDA.

(ii) Export of Groundnuts and its products to all countries except Russian Federation would require registration from APEDA along with controlled Aflatoxin level certificate by the recognized laboratories.  Earlier only for export to European Union compulsory registration of contracts with APEDA along with controlled Aflatoxin level certificate was required.

(iii) Export of Groundnuts and its products to Russian Federation would continue to be on the basis of pre-shipment certificate by notified laboratories.

(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft[at]nic[dot]in

(Issued from F.No.01/91/180/923/AM’08/PC-III/Export Cell)

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